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House ag spending bill defunds horse inspection, blocks funding for GIPSA rule

By the narrow vote of 24-21, the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday, May 31, approved an amendment to the FY2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill to defund USDA inspection of U.S. horse slaughter plants. Without federal inspection, horse slaughter plants cannot operate in the U.S. The amendment was offered by Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) The draft ag spending bill sent to the Appropriations Committee did not include a rider defunding USDA inspection, which led to the Moran amendment. He is a long-time opponent of horse slaughter.

The ag spending bill, as approved by the Appropriations Committee, also contains language prohibiting funding to USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) for any further spending on GIPSA’s market competition rule, proposed last June.

The ag appropriations bill now moves to the full House for consideration June 15.

By the narrow vote of 24-21, the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday, May 31, approved an amendment to the FY2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill to defund USDA inspection of U.S. horse slaughter plants. Without federal inspection, horse slaughter plants cannot operate in the U.S. The amendment was offered by Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) The draft ag spending bill sent to the Appropriations Committee did not include a rider defunding USDA inspection, which led to the Moran amendment. He is a long-time opponent of horse slaughter.

The ag spending bill, as approved by the Appropriations Committee, also contains language prohibiting funding to USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) for any further spending on GIPSA’s market competition rule, proposed last June.

The ag appropriations bill now moves to the full House for consideration June 15.

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